Professional Presentations

“New Drugs and Drug News for 2017.” Sera L. Maryland Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. McHenry, MD. June 2017.

“How Much is that Bowel Movement Gonna Cost You? Management of Opioid Induced Constipation.” Sera L, Bemben N. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. December 2017.

Lowery A, Downs M, Sera L, Hofmann C. Managing “Difficult” Patients Without Feeling the Burn: A Case-Based Discussion. MedStar Palliative Care Symposium. Columbia, MD. November 2017.

“Recent Advances and Hot Topics in Palliative Medicine.” Sera L, Pawasauskas JE, Nesbit SA, Discala SL, Pruskowski J. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. October 2016.

“How Much is that Bowel Movement Gonna Cost You?” Management of Opioid Induced Constipation. Sera L, Bemben N. International Conference on Opioids. Boston, MA. June 2016.

“Lost in Translation: Applying the Science of Clinical Pharmacogenomics to Pain Management.” Herndon C, Sera L, Dole E, Ray JB. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA. December 2015.

“Are You Missing the Signs? Opportunities For Pharmacist Interventions in the Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation.” Jackson KC, Ray JB, Sera L. American Pharmacists Association 2015 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. March 2015.

“Our Double-Edged Sword: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Balancing Symptom control with Diversion and Safety concerns in the Home Care Setting.” Groninger H, Burton B, Hendricks D, Sera L, Sullivan M. The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, New Orleans, LA. March 2013.

“An Individualized Approach to Pain Management: Making a Case for the Community Pharmacist.” McPherson ML, Barkin RL, Sera L.. American Pharmacists Association 2013 Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. March 2013.

“Ketamine for Complex Pain Management.” Sera, L. Fisher BioServices Continuing Education Series, Rockville, MD. March 2012.

Poster/Platform Presentations

“Levorphanol: Can this old dog learn new tricks?” Sera L, Bemben N. International Conference on Opioids. Boston, MA. June 2016.

“Between a rock and a hard place? Managing pain in patients on opioid maintenance therapy.” Bemben N, Sera L. International Conference on Opioids. Boston, MA. June 2016.

“A Call to Arms: Characterizing Contemporary Drug Issues in Hospice Care.” Sera L, Lockman K, Eubank D, McPherson ML. Hospice Network of Maryland Annual Conference, Ellicott City, MD. November 2014.

“Medication Use in Hospice Patients with Failure to Thrive or Debility.” Sera L, Holmes H, McPherson ML. PAINWeek, Las Vegas, NV. September 2012.

“100 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in a Population of Hospice Patients.” Sera L, McPherson ML, Holmes H.  PAINWeek, Las Vegas, NV. September 2012.

“Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in a Community Hospital.” Sera L, Long K, Michaels K, Roggin G. Eastern States Residency Conference, Hershey, PA. May 2011.

“Clostridium Difficile Management in a Community Hospital.” Sera L, Mahdavi M, Charneski L. American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA. December 2010.